Slight respite from intense cold wave in HP

Slight respite from intense cold wave in HP
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Shimla: Himachal Pradesh got a slight respite from biting cold as the minimum temperature increased by a few notches on Monday.

Minimum temperatures rose by two to three degrees Celsius in some places, the meteorological department said.

Manali, Keylong and Kalpa continued to shiver at sub-zero temperatures, Shimla MeT Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.

Tribal district Lahaul and Spiti's administrative centre Keylong remained the coldest place in the state at minus 12.8 degrees Celsius, Singh said.

Kalpa recorded a low of minus 5.2 degrees Celsius, followed by Manali minus 2.6 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Kufri, Shimla and Dalhousie was 2.5, 3.7 and 3.9 degrees Celsius, he added.